Nestled amongst woodland and fields near Bologna and Florence, our peaceful villa is the perfect retreat for families or groups. The villa is spacious with modern with terraces, stunning views, and comes fully equipped with all mod cons including air conditioning. Sleeps 6.
Our spacious terracotta villa is ideal for groups or families with a well-equipped kitchen diner, spacious sitting room with wood burning stove, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Its pergola-covered terraces provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape and offer multiple places to relax, read a book, or enjoy al fresco dining. The low maintenance gardens are an ideal spot for relaxing in comfy sun loungers and umbrellas. Inside, the large sitting room with its 42-inch satellite TV, iPod dock, books and board games, is certain to keep all entertained. The open plan kitchen provides a fantastic space for cooking a meal with loved ones with its wooden beams, large Range Cooker, microwave, dishwasher, and dining area with french doors leading to a shaded terrace. There is also a large Weber barbecue for cooking outside during the warm evenings.
Upstairs, the first floor offers 3 large bedrooms with king size or twin beds. All bathrooms, including one en-suite, are equipped with power showers, modern wash basins and bidets. All areas of the villa are air conditioned.
We can also offer the services of an excellent Executive Chef, who will come to the villa and cook lunch or dinner for special events.
Guest have full access to the villa with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large sitting room and kitchen plus all outside spaces and terraces. Note there is also a converted barn located 6 metres from the Villa. The barn will not be occupied during guest stays, therefore guests using the villa will have complete privacy. Unless by agreement, the swimming pool is open from May to September.
Our local property manager will meet guests at the property to carry out the check in/induction. During your stay she will be available to assist with any questions. We also provide a online Welcome Book detailing all the best restaurants and places of interest in our local town of Vergato, Bologna and Florence.
Situated on a hill and surrounded entirely by nature, the setting offers stunning idyllic views and the opportunity to see wildlife such as wild hares, deers and porcupines, as well as plentiful opportunities for walking, playing and exploring. In the summer, you can enjoy horse riding, cycling, tennis, or canoeing, whilst in the winter there is skiing and hiking on the local ski slopes of Sestola and Corno alle Scale. In the heart of Italy's finest culinary region, Emilia-Romagna, you are best placed to sample Italy's most delicious foods such as parmesan cheese and parma ham. The nearby town of Vergato offers an insight into authentic Italian life with its quaint piazza, shops, restaurants and Monday market selling everything from fresh cheeses to clothes. For art, culture or shopping, the villa is located just a 40-minute drive from Bologna where you can enjoy concerts, opera or art shows, or for those wishing to relax and be pampered the thermal baths at Porretta Terme and Pistoia are just a 30 minute drive away. Italy's other major destinations, such as Milan, Florence and Venice, are easily accessible. The villa is also just a 35-minute drive from Maranello where there is the testing track and museum for Ferrari Formula 1; ideal for motor sport fans!
The Villa is located the following distances from main attractions: Vergato town 1.5 km Bologna 40 kms Pistoia 53 kms Florence 90 kms Lucca 93 kms Tuscan border 15 minutes with Florence just 1 hour away by train or car. For business visitors for Bologna Fiera - the journey takes just 1 hour by car. This area is well served by airports including Bologna International, Pisa, Forli, Parma, Genova, Milan and Rimini Airports.
Other things to note
For Spring, Autumn and Winter lets - we provide free wood for the wood burners. For Summer stays, air conditioning is available throughout the Villa and Barn. We have a fair usage policy for energy (Gas and Electricity). As part of your booking, a credit of €100 per week is applied and guests are charged for any energy used above this sum. Full meter readings are provided.